NAACP brings ‘Showtime at the Apollo’ to campus

“Showtime at the Apollo Beach Bash” will be held tonight at the Walker County Fairgrounds at 7:30 p.m. The Sam Houston State University chapter of the NAACP sponsors the annual event.

The fundraising event is modeled after the “Showtime at the Apollo” television show. SHSU students are the talent showcase performers. Fellow Bearkats will also play the roles of two of the show’s well-known characters.

Miss Mahogany Jessica Cade will perform the part of “Keke Shepard,” and Pinc Gator will perform “Sandman Sims.”

The performers at the event will be judged by audience applause that is headed by “Keke.” If the crowd doesn’t like a performance, they will give their sign for “Sandman” to come out and remove them from the stage. The winner will receive a cash prize.

The “Beach Bash” theme encourages everyone to come out in their best beach attire. There will also be an official after party co-sponsored by Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. beginning at 10:11 p.m.

Pre-sale tickets are $10 for both events and can be bought by any “Showtime at the Apollo” committee member this week.

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